Asiedu Nketiah faces Ofosu-Ampofo for NDC Chairmanship
General Secretary of NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and incumbent Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo will face off in the NDC Chairmanship race ahead of crucial 2024 polls.
Asiedu Nketiah was first chosen General Secretary of the NDC in November 2005 and has from that point forward won all competitions for the chief scribe position.
Ofosu-Ampofo was chosen as National Chairman at the NDC’s 10th National Delegates Congress, held at the Fantasy Dome of the Trade Fair Center in Accra in November 2018.
His contenders for same post were Dan Abodakpi, Betty Mold Iddrisu, Alhaji Huudu Yahaya and Danny Annang.
African Editors’ sources inside the highest levels of the NDC who know about the most recent inner advancements say that Asiedu Nketiah’s desire is causing restlessness among the party majority and further create the tie at top.
Some political investigators accept that despite the fact that Asiedu Nketiah would in all likelihood be held in the event that he ran for NDC General Secretary, his desire to climb is probably going to be opposed wildly, with still up in the air to clutch the chairmanship.
John Dramani Mahama, the NDC’s flagbearer in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 races and the assumed head of the party once more, going in to Election 2024, supposedly has the help of both Asiedu Nketiah and Ofosu-Ampofo.
Nonetheless, Mahama, as per sources in the NDC top authority, inclines toward Ofosu-Ampofo to Asiedu Nketiah for the party’s national chairmanship.
Under the NDC constitution, the party is needed to choose National excutives two years before each broad political race.
It is accordingly expected that the NDC will next hold a national Delegates congress to choose national executives in November 2022.
Profile of Ofosu-Ampofo
Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo was brought into the party on 1 March 1962. He is a previous Member of Parliament just as area CEO for Fanteakwa North in the Eastern Region.
He recently filled in as the Minister for the Eastern Region.
Johnson Kwadwo Asiedu Nketiah, otherwise called General Mosquito, was brought into the party on 24 December 1956 at Seikwa, in the Brong-Ahafo Region, to the group of Kwaku Asiedu.
He acquired admission to the School of Administration (presently the Business School) at the University of Ghana, where he finished his schooling in 1986.
He additionally prepared in trivial exchanging and occupied with akpeteshie refining and palm wine tapping, running a drinking bar claimed by his uncle.
He is a previous financier and MP and a prepared educator.
Asiedu Nketiah’s political profession started in 1989 when he was chosen to address Seikwa in the main Wenchi District Assembly. He was likewise chosen for the consultative gathering which drafted the 1992 constitution.
He initially represented political decision as MP for Wenchi West in 1992 and filled in as the nearby MP for a very long time.
During his time in Parliament, he served on a few councils, like those responsible for arrangements, money and public records. He was administrator of the advisory group on mines and energy, just as the Minority representative on food, agribusiness and cocoa issues.
From 1997 to 2001, he filled in as a representative of food and agribusiness with extraordinary obligation regarding crops. At the NDC agents’ congress in December 2005, he won practically 80% of the votes to turn into the third broad secretary of the party.
He was reappointed as NDC General Secretary at the congress that occurred in January 2010, getting 93% of the vote.
Source: africaneditors.com/African Editors